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Certificate/Diploma in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Supervision

Certificate/Diploma in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Supervision


Metanoia Institute are delighted to offer a Certificate, and a Diploma, in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Supervision (PCE-CfDS). PCE-CfD is an IAPT approved modality and this qualification will equip graduates for clinical supervisory practice in the IAPT context.

The philosophy of the training programme is Person-Centred Experiential, and delivery of the content will be based on didactic, experiential and skills-based methods with a strong foundation in the clinical practice of working with counsellors working in the PCE-CfD modality.

The ethos of the whole programme is to support the individual learning styles and the emerging needs of participants. They will have opportunities to develop as reflexive practitioners, and to deepen their knowledge of PCE approaches to supervision, philosophically, theoretically and in practice. The course provides opportunities for participants who are licensed PCE-CfD practitioners to develop their PCE ways of thinking, being, and practicing in relation to the supervisory relationship. Emphasis will be placed on developing ones own competencies and unique style of PCE-CfDS practice. 


Who is the course for?

  • PCE-CfD licensed practitioners with approx. 6 months post CfD qualifying experience

  • PCE-CfD licensed counsellors, who are interested in, or may also already have, a supervisory role in an IAPT context.

    If you are interested in joining the programme please download an Application Formfrom the bottom of this page. Please contact Cristina Soares at Cristina.Soares@metanoia.ac.uk if you have any queries.


Who are the tutors?

Geraldine Thomson - PCE-CfD Tutor/ Supervisor/Assessor

BA (Hons), Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Person Centred Supervision

Geraldine offers therapy and supervision from her home in Cornwall.
Geraldine was a Primary Tutor for our Diploma/BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling for 23 yrs. She has been a trainer and course consultant for Child Bereavement UK, and has delivered PC supervision training to Certificate and Diploma Level in the South West, and at Metanoia. She has delivered CFD training for Metanoia and is currently a Metanoia CFD supervisor.
Geraldine is author of a chapter in ‘Freedom to Practice II’ (for PCCS) on person-centred supervision and the use supervisors and practitioners can make of Rogers' thinking on learning and creativity.

Lorraine Munro - PCE- CfD Lead Tutor for the PCE-CfD programme /Supervisor /Assessor

MA Counselling, Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Pastoral Care, Diploma in PC Supervision, Diploma in Counselling for Depression Supervision, Licensed PCE-CfD practitioner 

Lorraine is Lead Tutor for the PCE-CfD programme at Metanoia and was part of the working party at the BACP which designed the PCE-CfD practitioner training.
She is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with long
-standing managerial and clinical experience in counselling services within NHS, Educational, Private and Voluntary sectors. Her key areas of expertise include service management, IAPT/ CfD Training, NHS Services, working with people with visual impairment and the provision of clinical placements for counsellors.

She also established and delivered a counselling service for Blind and Partially Sighted people as an affiliate for the IAPT providers in Bristol.
Lorraine has worked at Metanoia as a tutor within the Person centred department for 20 years, 5 of which she held the Head of Dept role.

At present she works from her home in Somerset delivering the PCE-CfD programme online and offering private counselling and supervision (predominantly to PCE-CfD supervisees). 

Sarah Boles - PCE- CfD Tutor /Supervisor /Assessor

BA (Hons), Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Post Graduate Certificate in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Diploma in Person Centred Supervision.

Sarah is a counsellor and supervisor based in the Scottish Highlands. Her professional background is in overseas development, and she has worked extensively in Latin America and Africa, facilitating courses in personal development in Guatemala, Kenya and Uganda. Her passion is to make counselling and personal development affordable to low-income groups and she has been involved as a trustee and counselling volunteer for several charities in London and Scotland. Since 2021, she has been part of the PCE-CfD programme as a tutor, supervisor and assessor.


Cathy Cox – PCE-CfD Tutor/Supervisor/Assessor
BSc Reflective Therapeutic Practice, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Supervision, Interpersonal Therapy supervisor, PCE-CfD supervisor
Cathy is a counsellor and supervisor based in East Sussex. She worked in an NHS primary care service for over 15 years, providing counselling and interpersonal therapy and providing clinical supervision both individually and in groups. Cathy has also been the local supervision lead for Cruse Bereavement Care.
Cathy now works in private practice offering PCE-CfD, integrative counselling and interpersonal therapy as well as clinical supervision. She is involved with the Metanoia PCE-CfD programme in the roles of supervisor, assessor, moderator and tutor on the PCE-CfD Cert/Diploma course.

Michael Mulkerrin - PCE- CfD Tutor /Supervisor /Assessor
I began my exploration of psychological therapies while working with the inmates of several London prisons. I initially trained in CBT based offending behaviour programmes under the aegis of the Forensic Psychology Department.
I went on to study Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Person- Centred Therapy at Wealden Psychology Institute and Bexhill College, achieving a combined Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I later gained a Diploma in Trauma Therapy from Wealden before qualifying as an EMDR psychotherapist in order to treat trauma and PTSD more effectively. I went on to develop skills in trauma groupwork, training in GTEP with Elan Shapiro.
I have attended residential workshops with Paul Gilbert, the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CfT) and find the philosophy and theory fit seamlessly with both my PCE-CfD practice and my work with trauma.
For ten years I worked in the Primary Care Counselling Service, part of IAPT in Hastings and Rother. While there I trained in PCE-CfD and finally found a way of working that seems to fit with how I want to be in the world.
I am passionate about this model and have subsequently become more and more involved with helping Metanoia to support practitioners of PCE-CfD. I offer monthly skills workshops, assess submissions from trainees, deliver CPD days, facilitate the 6-day PCE-CfD training programme and in the summer of 2022 I joined the team delivering the brand new 3-year NHS Psychotherapeutic Counselling training programme (PCE-CfD). My latest role is as a tutor on the Supervision Diploma
I am also employed as a band 8c Trauma Specialist at East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust treating staff of the local hospitals.
I offer supervision and therapy from my private practice in Hastings where I see people face to face and, because of the post-covid online way of working, I also have clients in far-flung places such as Poland, Canada and Ecuador.


What is the content of the course?


Module 1: Definitions, Theory and models of PCE-CfD Supervision

Module 2: PCE-CfD Supervision practice - Competences, skills, reflective/reflexive practice

Module 3: Standards in Supervision: Ethical Practice

Module 4: Power, context and culture

Module 5: Working in Context


Module 6: Developing my own PCE-CfDS practice style

Participants will be given a Handbook, reading list, relevant hand-outs and online resources relevant to the above modules. The opportunity for supervision practice sessions, self and peer assessment will form part of each module.

When can I start seeing supervisees?

Clinical supervision will start after module 3. Course participants are responsible for finding their own supervisees and establishing meta-supervision to support their supervision practice circumstances.

How can I find out more about this Course?

For further information email: Cristina.Soares@metanoia.ac.uk

Please return completed application forms to Cristina Soares at Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, Ealing, London W5 2QB Cristina.soares@metanoia.ac.uk

Once accepted onto the training, we will also require you to send in a photo of yourself, preferably in JPEG format.



Certificate/Diploma in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Supervision

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